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[movies]Searching for Peace - Foundation for Middle East Peace
This 30 minute film, sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace, is a vivid, compassionate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the voices of Israeli and Palestinian citizens of diverse backgrounds, it reveals their hopes and fears and explores the issues that divide them. It also describes in a compelling way a broad common ground of yearning for peace, pointing the way toward a resolution of this tragic conflict that would meet the deepest needs of both societies...
Keywords: Israel Palestine Peace
Downloads: 633
[movies]Salman Abu Sitta: The Geography of Occupation - Alternate Focus
Professor Salman H. Abu-Sitta of the London-based Palestine Land Society gives a personal account of how he became a refugee in Palestine in 1948. Using data from his research, Abu-Sitta shows how over 600 Palestinian villages were systematically depopulated by the advancing Israeli forces, leaving many others dismembered by an arbitrary cease-fire line. With maps and demographic statistics, Abu-Sitta shows that, in effect, Zionist policies were an ethnic cleasing campaign that resulted in a mas...
Keywords: Palestine, Israel, geography, history, zionism
Downloads: 2,582 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine Teach-In - Alternate Focus
This three part production records a teach-in during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006, held in San Diego, Ca. Legal aspects of war and responsibility are discussed as is the current situation in Iraq. Producers: Ed Sweed and John Odam.
Keywords: Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, War
Downloads: 423
[movies]Off the Charts - Alternate Focus
Like most Americans, Alison Weir, the editor of a small-town newspaper in California, knew very little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, other than what she had gleaned from the evening news or newspaper headlines. As a journalist, her attention was on issues much closer to home. Neither a muslim nor a jew, she nevertheless became more curious about the topic of the Palestinian uprising. And as she researched it, she became increasingly suspicious that the American media were not telling u...
Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Media, If Americans Knew
Downloads: 900 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Bulldozing Peace

Keywords: Alternate Focus; Israel, Palestine; Catepillar; bulldozer
Downloads: 296
[movies]Universal Justice
Universal Justice interviews three United States attorneys who explain how they and others are using American courts on behalf of Palestinian claimants to seek justice for alleged rights violations committed by Israeli officials in Palestine. Featuring interviews with: Maria Lahoud of the Center for Constitutional Rights; Jamil Dakwar, Cooperating Human Rights Attorney; and Abdeen Jabara, Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist...
Keywords: Universal Jurisdiction; Israel; Palestine; human rights
Downloads: 2,333 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out - Alternate Focus
A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces and members of Breaking the Silence. Sharon and Chayut served during the second intifada, an on-going bloodbath that has claimed the lives of over three thousand Palestinians and nine-hundred-fifty Israelis. After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described "brutal occupiers of a disputed land." Producer: Sat Gwin
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; IDF; Occupation; Breaking the Silence; Alternate Focus
Downloads: 581
[movies]The Camps: Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon - Red Hill Films
A documentary filmed in late 2005 that brings the viewer close to the living conditions and unresolved problems for Palestinian refugees in the Lebanon camps. Viewers see the camps with a focus on the issues of health, unemployment, education and the cultural memory of this community of refugees expelled in 1948 and 1967 from their homes in historic Palestine. Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you...
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; Lebanon; Refugee; Camp; 1948; 1967; Middle East; Alternate Focus
Downloads: 1,934
[movies]Bulldozing Peace - Alternate Focus
Noura Erekat discusses the Caterpillar corporation's involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Producers: George Nasser & Ed Sweed (2006)
Keywords: israel; palestine
Downloads: 397
[movies]Three Wise Women - Alternate Focus
Each woman is from Palestine, Israel and Jerusalem. They each voice their perspective and influence with the Palestine / Israel dispute. Each shares stories on how they've personally experienced the woes of the war. In turn, they each have an enlightened and "wise" grip on how to resolve the issue. With stories of friends, violence and children, the intensity of each women's experience is mind-changing...
Keywords: israel; palestine
Downloads: 1,067
[movies]Professor Shomali - Alternate Focus
Professor Qustandi Shomali, Associate Professor, Doctorate in Communication & Information at Bethlehem University discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Producer: Ed Sweed (2004)
Keywords: israel; palestine
Downloads: 297
[movies]Wall of Shame - Alternate Focus
The wall being constructed on the West Bank by the Israeli government is twenty-five feet high. Studded with guard towers and armaments, and encrusted with high-tech sensors, the wall cuts across the land, separating Palestinians from their own farms, their own neighbors, and from the Israeli settlements which have sprung up rapidly as a result of lavish subsidies from the Israeli government. Alternate Focus cameraman Rodney Devereux brings us face-to face with the wall and all its implications...
Keywords: israel; palestine
Downloads: 650
[movies]This is Not Your War - Alternate Focus
The poignant testimony of Lynn Gras, an American nurse volunteer, who was giving training in neonatal intensive care in Palestinian hospitals under siege during the Israeli attacks on Gaza and Ramallah in May of 2003, forms the basis for this documentary. She describes the impact of the occupation on the physical and mental health of the Palestinian population, and the staff at the hospitals that she visited...
Keywords: israel; palestine
Downloads: 360
[movies]Refuseniks - Alternate Focus
Though from very different backgrounds, the two Israeli soldiers in this two-part show have come to the same conclusion: yesh kevl (there is a limit). Ram Rahat immigated to Israel from Canda. Ishai Sagi was born and raised in a kabuttz. These two soldiers are among 500 Israeli reserve officers who have signed a letter refusing to serve in the occupied territories-refusing to perpetuate the cycle of hatred and violence beween Israelis and Palestinians...
Keywords: israel; military; palestine
Downloads: 295
[movies]Interview: Ghassan Andoni - Alternate Focus
An interview with Ghassan Andoni, co-founder and spokesperson of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Palestine. Andoni talks about his organization's non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation. He discusses the failure of the American and Israeli governments to properly investigate the death of ISM volunteer Rachel Corrie. Andoni provides an the recent Palestinian election, the uprising in Lebanon, and daily life in the Palestinian territories...
Keywords: election; israel; palestine
Downloads: 1,367
[movies]Divesting from Violence - Alternate Focus
In June of 2004, the Presbyterian Church USA became the first major religious institution in America to take a step toward divesting from companies that support the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In an overwhelming 431 to 62 vote at their annual General Assembly meeting, the church approved a process called phased selective divestment. While the first opportunity to consider divesting from companies would not take place for another two years, the backlash against the church w...
Keywords: israel; jesus; media; palestine
Downloads: 947 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Voices of Palestine - Alternate Focus
In this two-part show the candid opinions of street demonstrators are interwoven with speeches and prayers by Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and peace activists in a San Diego church. Part One includes the moving testimony of the mother of a suicide bombing victim. In Part Two an American rabbi and a Palestinian mother-to-be express their hopes for peace and justice in the Holy Land...
Keywords: islam; jesus; judaism; palestine; suicide
Downloads: 372
[movies]Sabeel: "The Way" - Axiom Media, Inc.
Sabeel, Arabic for "The Way", was founded by Liberation Theologist Naim Ateek, Episcopal Canon, Jerusalem, to reach out to Christians, Muslims and Jews struggling for peace in Palestine/Israel. Stating a 10-point process that articulates a Palestinian perspective, Dr. Ateek travels throughout the US to tell Americans what it will take to end the seemingly endless conundrum that has ravaged Palestinian society and become the root of much violence throughout the Middle East...
Keywords: Palestine, Jerusalem, Christian, Muslim, Peace, Israel
Downloads: 512
[movies]Interview: Asmi Bishara - Alternate Focus
Head of the National Democratic Assembly political party, Azmi Bashara was born in Nazareth to Christian parents. He is a Palestinian and a citizen of Israel. He represents Israel's Palestinian minority in the Knesset. Bishara studies at Humboldt University in Germany, is head of the philosophy department at Bir Zeit University, and is senior researcher at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. He was one of the founders of the National Democratic Assembly, or Balad...
Keywords: democratic party; israel; jesus; judaism; palestine
Downloads: 354
[movies]History of a Conflict - Alternate Focus
The land known as the Holy Land has been the locus of three of the world's principal religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and a contested area since 1200BC. The original inhabitants, the Canaanites and Philistines, were conquered in 1000BC by the Jews who remained sovereign for about 280 years. For the next 1500 years a series of conquests and occupations left a residual Jewish population in the area of less than 20%, the rest being predominantly Moslem and Christian Arabs...
Keywords: islam; israel; jesus; judaism; middle east; military; palestine
Downloads: 2,675
[movies]A Palestinian Woman - Red Hill Films
This documentary short film brings the viewer close to the conditions isolating Palestinians within their communities. It is filmed next to the separation barrier that Israel continues to build in the occupied Palestinian territories. Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Visit www.alternatefocus.org for details...
Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Settler, Abu Dis, Wall, Home Demolition
Downloads: 891
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